Innovators Handbook 2018 - Live Q&A

Innovators Handbook 2018 - Virtual Summit

Live Q&A sessions

Tirza Hollenhorst

Create a compelling vision for 2018 and then define the goals, measurements and daily habits that create your success. Join us on Jan 10 for a live Q&A with Tirza Hollenhorst. It's free to register...bring us your 2018 vision, & get ready to see that needle move.

Wednesday January 10th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Laszlo Gyorffy

In this live Q&A, Laszlo Gyorffy talks about how you can transform raw ideas into meaningful action, and drive #innovation awareness and engagement across your organization. It costs you nothing to join the discussion...so bring on your burning questions!

Thursday January 11th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Philip Horvath

Create the optimal conditions for sparking REAL cultural change inside your organization. Join us and other changemakers like you for a live Q&A with Phillip Horvath on Jan 16, and learn how to make the shift happen in 2018.

Tuesday January 16th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Dan Toma

Do your higher-ups need educating about the meaning, relevance and progression of your work? We're talking metrics, measurements and ROI in this live Q&A with Dan Toma. Join us Jan 17 (it's free) & learn how to clearly demonstrate the value of what you do, & make 2018 the year they finally 'get it'.

Wednesday January 17th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Terry Howerton

These days you have to innovate to survive - and you have to effectively collaborate in order to harness that #innovation. Join us on Jan 23 for a live Q&A with Terry Howerton as we learn how to engage in and leverage external ecosystems.

Tuesday January 23rd

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Tristan Kromer

In this live Q&A, Tristan Kromer shares how applying pressure through metered funding and success metrics can teach large organizations (like yours) to innovate quickly and effectively. Join the discussion on Jan 24 and learn better ways to fund #innovation.

Wednesday January 24th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Ricardo dos Santos

How should you hire for #innovation? That's one of the topics Ricardo dos Santos covers in this live (and free) Q&A. Join us Jan 30 to learn how to democratize innovation and embed opportunities within your orgs structure.

Tuesday January 30th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Rachel Audigé

As intrapreneurs we need to know how to challenge biases to create space for counter-intuitive ideas and real #innovation. In this live Q&A, Rachel Audige busts us out of fixed mindsets and shows us how to systematically 'unlearn' so we can #innovate more effectively.

Wednesday January 31st

11:00am CET  //  9:00pm Melbourne time

Frank Mattes

In this live Q&A, Frank Mattes explains how to increase the chances of #innovation success by using a dual structure - 'exploiting' for the existing business and 'exploring' for the new business. Join us Jan 31, and make real business impact in 2018!

Wednesday January 31st

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Brian Ardinger

How do you turn a creativity sprint - a hackathon, a bootcamp - into a successful addition to a corporate innovation portfolio? Brian Ardinger charts the pathways (and pitfalls) in this live Q&A.

Wednesday February 7th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Janet Bumpas

In this no-cost, live Q&A, Janet Bumpas outlines what it takes to successfully bring a corporate startup or product through one of its most critical (and vulnerable) phases: the scaling phase.

Wednesday February 14th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Marc Sniukas

How do we align #innovation with strategy? In this live Q&A on Feb 21, Marc Sniukas shares how companies can move forward with confidence to innovate strategically in a rapidly changing marketplace.

Wednesday February 21st

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Sonja Kresojevic

Are you experimenting at scale? In this live Q&A with Sonja Kresojevic, we'll unpack the process of embracing experimentation and lean principles of continuous learning and adaptation.

Wednesday February 28th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Jan Kennedy

HR often gets a bad rap - but they're crucial for #innovation. In this no-cost, live Q&A, Jan Kennedy shows you how to get HR on board for innovation, develop a pool of highly skilled talent and use resources efficiently.

Thursday March 1st

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Dave Blakely

What's the best setup for your #innovation program? In this live Q&A, Dave Blakely breaks down the different types of strategies and structures available to the innovation-hungry enterprise.

Tuesday March 6th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Tendayi Viki

Can you strategically manage a product portfolio just as a VC would manage investments? Tendayi Viki says yes, and in this no-cost, live Q&A he's going to show you how it's done. Join us on March 7, and make sure you bring your most burning questions!

Wednesday March 7th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Andy Cars

It's ok to fail - as long as you "fail smart." In this live Q&A, Andy Cars shows you how to take smart risks and reframe failure within your company to build new opportunities for long-term growth.

Wednesday March 14th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Sugath Warnakulasuriya

In this live Q&A, Sugath Warnakulasuriya offers a simple and clear game plan for setting up and using a portfolio of innovation tools and techniques that make #innovation easier for your org.

Wednesday March 21st

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Vidar Andersen

Should we pivot? That question strikes fear in the hearts of even the most hardened intrapreneurs. In this live Q&A, Vidar Andersen lays out the complexities, risks, timing and implications of pivoting, alongside the 5Ws of getting the pivot to work for you.

Wednesday March 28th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET


Are You Innovating As Fast As The World Is Changing? The Need for Speed - Simone Ahuja

Are You Innovating As Fast As The World Is Changing? - The Need for Speed

Expert: Simone Ahuja

Curator: Sugath Warnakulasuriya

Dr. Simone Ahuja is an innovation strategist who helps large firms move the right ideas to execution through #intrapreneurship #frugal innovation #agile #technology. MIT advisor & HBR.org columnist.

01 // The speed of change: what’s the difference between the context inside and outside of large companies?

02 // What are the easiest ways to get to start moving faster?

03 // How do you navigate gatekeepers and those minimizing risks?


You Can’t Go Alone – Effectively Engaging in Ecosystems Outside The Walls of Your Organization - Terry Howerton

You Can’t Go Alone – Effectively Engaging in Ecosystems Outside The Walls of Your Organization

Expert: Terry Howerton

Curator: Paul Hobcraft

Terry Howerton, serial entrepreneur, investor, CEO of TechNexus, a venture collaborative that finds, funds & grows tech ventures aligned with large enterprises. @terryhowerton @technexus

00 // Intro

01 // What’s the key role for the intrapreneur in the current fast-changing landscape?

02 // How to best operate at the intersection of the mothership and its ecosystems?

03 // How do you build an outside ecosystem that delivers value to the core business?


Leadership Support: How To Get and Keep it - Brant Cooper

Leadership Support: How To Get and Keep it

Expert: Brant Cooper

Curator: Paul Hobcraft

CEO of Moves the Needle and author of the New York Times best seller The Lean Entrepreneur. He also serves as an advisor to entrepreneurs, accelerators and corporate innovation teams.

01 // Leadership makes or breaks innovation- how should we ensure the leadership stays engaged?

02 // How to maintain leadership support also if budgets are cut?

03 // What about CFO support?


Funding Innovation: New Models to Replace Traditional Approaches - Tristan Kromer

Funding Innovation: New Models to Replace Traditional Approaches

Expert: Tristan Kromer

Curator: Hans Balmaekers

Tristan works with teams and leaders to create amazing products and build innovation ecosystems. He works with startups & >$1B revenue enterprises.

01 // New models for funding: why do we need them?

02 // What new models are emerging?

03 // How do these models influence the design and delivery of innovation programs in general?


Everyone an Innovator: Should We Even Want That, and How To Do It? - Ricardo dos Santos

Everyone an Innovator: Should We Even Want That, and How To Do It?

Expert: Ricardo dos Santos

Curator: Andy Cars

Ricardo dos Santos is the creator of Collective Entrepreneurship, a practice combining crowdsourcing with the power of self-forming teams to discover, network & accelerate breakthrough ideas.

01 // What are examples of employee innovation programs?

02 // Is innovation everyone’s job?

03 // How does this idea that innovation is everyone’s job play out in the different types of innovation?


No Budget, No Time? Innovating Within Constraints - David Hicks

No Budget, No Time? Innovating Within Constraints

Expert: David Hicks

Curator: Janett Egber

Explorer and teacher of culture and leadership at the edge of the emerging future. Working with companies and their people to prepare them for exponential transformation.

01 // How do you build momentum when there are no resources or budget available?

02 // Can one ask intrapreneurs to work on projects on their own time?

03 // Any examples of outcomes achieved that didn't require specific budget or resources?

04 // If we were having this conversation in 3 years time, what do you think would be different then?


Uncharted Territory: How Do We Scale Corporate Ventures? - Janet Bumpas

Uncharted Territory: How Do We Scale Corporate Ventures?

Expert: Janet Bumpas

Curator: Andy Cars

Janet comes from Silicon Valley where she was part of three startups: one went public, one was acquired by eBay, and one failed. She currently lives in The Netherlands working at ScaleUpNation to help companies scale initiatives.

01 // How do you know when you're ready to scale?

02 // Are the same people involved in the scaling phase after product-market fit?

03 // What are the main challenges when scaling?


It’s Not Easy Being the Innovator: How Do You Stay Fit For The Role? - Philip Horvath

It’s Not Easy Being the Innovator: How Do You Stay Fit For The Role?

Expert: Philip Horvath

Curator: Hans Balmaekers

Explorer and teacher of culture and leadership at the edge of the emerging future. Working with companies and their people to prepare them for exponential transformation.

01 // Why is the role of an innovator different, more difficult?

02 // What is this thing called purpose?

03 // How can we create high-performing teams?


The Murky Middle? Driving Innovation Awareness And Engagement Across The Organization - Laszlo Gyorffy

The Murky Middle? Driving Innovation Awareness And Engagement Across The Organization

Expert: Laszlo Gyorffy

Curator: Paul Hobcraft

Laszlo is President of EDG Inc. and for over 25 years, he has used Silicon Valley innovation strategies and practices to help client companies succeed in a rapidly transforming world.

00 // Intro

01 // How can you best get support for your new ideas?

02 // How can you ask for a stronger focus on and commitment to innovation?

03 // How can we educate our leadership and get them to understand the value of intrapreneurship?


Show Me The Money: Talking Metrics, Measurements and ROI - Dan Toma

Show Me The Money: Talking Metrics, Measurements and ROI

Expert: Dan Toma

Curator: Sugath Warnakulasuriya

Dan comes from an entrepreneurial background. Puzzled by the questions ‘why are innovative products mainly launched by startups?’, He focuses on enterprise innovation strategy and product ownership. He co-authored the book The Corporate Startup.

01 // What’s the best way to frame the conversation around investing in innovation?

02 // What measurements do you put in place to track progress?

03 // How do you communicate about your progress?


Un-Learning: How To Un-Block and Bust Fixedness in People’s Mindsets? - Rachel Audigé

Un-Learning: How To Un-Block and Bust Fixedness in People’s Mindsets?

Expert: Rachel Audigé

Curator: Janett Egber

@rachelaudige Train your teams to take a different search engine through their minds to break fixedness and unearth counter-intuitive ideas. # Systematic Inventive Thinking #Inside-the-box thinking

00 // Intro

01 // Considering organizational culture: what is blocking innovation today?

02 // How do we do un-learning?

03 // How do we embed the skills and tools for un-learning?


A Culture of Innovation: We All Talk About It, But What Does It Take To Create It? - Cris Beswick

A Culture of Innovation: We All Talk About It, But What Does It Take To Create It?

Expert: Cris Beswick

Curator: Hans Balmaekers

Entrepreneur & CEO turned strategic advisor & troubleshooter on innovation to some of the world’s most ambitious companies #author #speaker

01 // What is a culture of innovation?

02 // What is the process for creating such a culture?

03 // What is the role of old-fashioned change managemen?


Intrapreneurs: How Do You Spot, Develop and Retain Them? - Nick de Mey

Intrapreneurs: How Do You Spot, Develop and Retain Them?

Expert: Nick de Mey

Curator: Simone Ahuja

Nick, co-founder of Boardofinnovaton.com. Together with his team of designers & entrepreneurs, he helps large corporates to innovate like startups.

01 // What is the role of senior leadership in developing and keeping intrapreneurs?

02 // What are incentives to keep intrapreneurs engaged and at the helm of their own initiatives?

03 // How long should intrapreneurs be connected to their own experiments?


Dual innovation: Finding The Balance Between Exploitation and Exploration - Frank Mattes

Dual innovation: Finding The Balance Between Exploitation and Exploration

Expert: Frank Mattes

Curator: Paul Hobcraft

Expert in Digital Innovation and Dual Innovation: Achieving Return On Innovation across all innovation horizons simultaneously.

00 // Intro

01 // What are good examples of organizations managing dual structures?

02 // Innovation labs: how do you deal with the legacy organization?

03 // How do you structure H3-activities?


Labs, Incubators, Skunkworks: What’s The Best Setup for Your Innovation Program? - Dave Blakely

Labs, Incubators, Skunkworks: What’s The Best Setup for Your Innovation Program?

Expert: Dave Blakely

Curator: Hans Balmaekers

Dave Blakely is a partner at Mach49, a Silicon Valley incubator that helps Global 1000 companies create, build and launch new ventures from within.

01 // Labs, incubators, skunk works - what’s the difference?

02 // For these innovation structures to operate effectively, what’s the best distance from the mothership?


It’s OK to Fail. Really? - Andy Cars

It’s OK to Fail. Really?

Expert: Andy Cars

Curator: Simone Ahuja

Andy Cars is the founder of Lean Ventures, an innovation consultancy in Stockholm. His focus is on running measurable innovation strategies & intrapreneurship programs for large companies.

01 // Every organization says they are okay with "failure". Is this true in practice?

02 // What's the most effective way to share the knowledge that emerges from failure across the organization?

03 // How can failure be reframed as learning, and what kind of metrics can support it?


A Winning Innovation Team: Roles, Behaviours, Mindsets and Collaboration - Mark Vernooij

A Winning Innovation Team: Roles, Behaviours, Mindsets and Collaboration

Expert: Mark Vernooij

Curator: Andy Cars

Mark Vernooij is a partner at THNK School of Creative Leadership. He helps organizations around the world build purposeful innovation capabilities.

01 // What roles, behaviours and mindsets are needed for winning innovation teams?

02 // What tools, methods and processes can we use for creating high-performing teams?

03 // What role does collaboration play in creating winning innovation teams?


The Obvious (?) Link Between Diversity And Innovation - Andrés Tapia

The Obvious (?) Link Between Diversity And Innovation

Expert: Andrés Tapia

Curator: Janett Egber

Andrés T. Tapia is a senior client partner at Korn Ferry, a global leadership and talent consultancy. He serves clients worldwide as a strategist and c-suite advisor. He is also a thought leader, writer, and public speaker. He lives in Chicago and grew up in Lima, Perú.

01 // What does diversity actually mean?

02 // How does (the lack of) diversity impact innovation?

03 // What metrics can be used to measure diversity on innovation?

04 // What would you like to see changing in the next 3 to 5 years?


Agile Strategy: Connecting Innovation To Business Strategy - Marc Sniukas

Agile Strategy: Connecting Innovation To Business Strategy

Expert: Marc Sniukas

Curator: Paul Hobcraft

Author of 'The Art of Opportunity'. Member of the Founding Team & Global Managing Partner at Territory. Marc’s passion is co-designing novel practices for crafting strategies, transforming organizations, and making them more entrepreneurial, innovative, agile, and responsive.

01 // What’s the link between innovation, strategy and structure?

02 // How do you set objectives and measure outcomes for transformational activities?

03 // How do you strategically separate new initiatives from the core business?